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Fifth season of space spin-off will be its last, says network; but all is not lost...there is some good news.
Aug 21, 2008
Sci Fi sinks SG Atlantis
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The Stargate is closing for good...on television anyway. Sci Fi Channel today quietly revealed that Stargate Atlantis would not be renewing the show for a sixth season and that season five, currently airing, would be its last. Stargate Atlantis...R.I.P." link="/stargate-atlantis/show/11415/summary.html" target="_blank"> ...

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Lost in Space
Dec 16, 2010
Syfy Closes Stargate Universe
The niche network cancels the science-fiction show with a passionate fan base; the remaining episodes will air next year.
Network wraps up Stargate: SG-1, the longest running sci-fi show in US TV history.
Aug 22, 2006
Sci-Fi closing the Stargate

When one door closes, a window opens. When one gate closes, then what?

Sci-Fi channel has pulled the plug on more seasons of Stargate: SG-1, which at 10 years is the longest-running science-fiction series ever on US TV. The network ordered another season--the fourth--of the show's sister series Stargate: Atlantis.

Stargate: SG-1, which aired its 200th episode on Friday, premiered on cable network Showtime in 1997. It ran for five years before switching to the Sci-Fi Channel. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show's producers never liked the fact that Showtime demanded full frontal nudity be worked into the episodes.

The Stargate series are based on the 1994 film Stargate, which told of the discovery by scientists of a dimensional vortex. Kurt Russell starred as the leader of a team of soldiers and scientists who step into the stargate and experience ...

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Day after SG Atlantis is given end date, Sci-Fi greenlights Stargate Universe.
Aug 22, 2008
Stargate reopens new Universe

All is right with the world--actually, universe--again! The whole fabric of space and time as it relates to science-fiction television was momentarily ripped asunder yesterday, when the Sci Fi Channel dropped some bad news for Stargate fans: at the conclusion of the currently airing fifth season, the network was retiring Stargate Atlantis.

Thankfully, the thought of television without a Stargate-branded series only had to last one day. This morning, Sci Fi sent out a blast that was a blessing to Stargaters everywhere--a new Stargate series is in the works.

Stargate Universe will take over the reins of the franchise sometime next summer, says the network. The idea was initially pitched last year, but was forced to take a backseat due to other Stargate projects as well as complications from the writers' strike.

The series will be in good hands; Brad Wright and Robert Cooper, the duo that created ...

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Sci-Fi's spin-off of Stargate SG-1 granted fifth season; Flash's fate still uncertain.
Oct 24, 2007
Stargate Atlantis discovers another season

It's about time to stop referring to Stargate Atlantis as a spin-off of Stargate SG-1. Though the two shows share the same mythology, Atlantis has been running for four seasons now, which has proved that it can be successful as its own show.

Sci-Fi Channel apparently has no plans of letting it go away, given that it has renewed the show for a fifth season, as reported by Variety. The genre-specific cable channel has ordered 20 more new episodes of the sci-fi show following an average of 1.8 million viewers, half a million more than the Sci-Fi Channel's average.

In Atlantis, a group of scientists and military personnel investigate the secrets of the famed lost city and find that it was created by an advanced race. However, Atlantis isn't 20,000 leagues under the sea--it has been discovered light-years away in another galaxy.

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Trainspotting, 24 star will play Dr. David Rush in Sci Fi Channel's extension of Stargate franchise.
Dec 15, 2008
Robert Carlyle headlining Stargate Universe

When Stargate fans heard that Stargate Atlantis was being shot out into space, never to return again, they pretty much freaked out. The Stargate franchise has been on television since 1997, and was in danger of fizzling out with the end of Stargate Atlantis at the conclusion of the current season. But Stargate will live on in the form of Stargate Universe, and now Universe has its captain.

Long-running science fiction series get green light for another season.
Oct 25, 2005
Sci Fi Channel orders more SG-1, Atlantis

Sci Fi Channel has ordered new seasons of the original series Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis. Production on 20 new episodes each will begin early next year in anticipation of premiering next summer. Heading in to its 10th season, SG-1 is now the longest-running sci-fi drama ever made for US television; Atlantis is heading in to its third season.

The Stargate series are based on the 1994 Roland Emmerich movie Stargate, which starred Kurt Russell and James Spader as a heroic army colonel and scientist, respectively. Along with a team of soldiers, they jump through a mysterious "gateway" that transports them across the galaxy to a place that looks a like Egypt. Upon arriving at this "space Egypt," they thwart an evil alien (Jay Davison) who is attempting to dominate the galaxy using the Stargate.

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TV.com visits the sets of Battlestar, SG: Atlantis, more; network proves quality TV doesn't require deep pockets. Videos featuring cast and crew from each show inside.
Jul 03, 2007
TV.com On Set: Sci-Fi flyby
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Talk to just about any network television producer, and you'll find that one thing there can never be enough of when creating a show is money. Cash flow determines the show's flow. On-camera talent, off-camera talent, fancy sets, special effects--even what's in the caterer's tent--is all dependent on a program's budget.

Traditional sitcoms and standard dramas are generally pretty easy on a network's wallet--limited sets, little special effects, and low overheads result in bloated salaries for actors (hence Charlie Sheen's rumored $1 million paycheck for each episode of Two and a Half Men). Jerry and Elaine never traveled by spaceship around Manhattan--in fact, the number of sets where the majority of Seinfeld took place can easily be counted on two hands.

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Major / Lt. Colonel John Sheppard
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The Lost City of Atlantis Has Been Found! A secret group of scientists have discovered the location of the famous lost city of Atlantis, but it's not on Earth. It's located in another galaxy altogether, the Pegasus galaxy. Stargate Atlantis, a spin-off from the highly successful Stargate SG-1 series, follows a multinational scientific and military group, lead by Diplomat Dr. Elizabeth Weir (played by actress Torri Higginson), headed on a one way trip to Atlantis. Their mission: to investigate the secrets of Atlantis, a city now known to have been built by ancient powerful beings, and bring whatever they discover back to Earth. They will be all on their own, with no means to return, with no means of rescue or support, unless they can find the technology they need in Atlantis to return them to Earth. Once in Atlantis, the group finds the city abandoned; asleep for tens of thousands of years, and no power source left for a return home. They must find a power source within Atlantis' own Pegasus galaxy using the same Stargate system that got them there or they will be stranded forever. On the first planet they visit, they accidentally waken a new, powerful, and more evil enemy than human kind has ever faced, the Wraith. And the Wraith are hungry – for humans! Follow the extraordinary adventures of an SGA team lead by Major John Sheppard (played by actor Joe Flanigan), and his team made up by his second in command Lt. Aiden Ford (played by actor Rainbow Sun Francks), and the Astrophysicist/Scientist Dr. Rodney McKay (played by actor David Hewlett, reprising the role he played in Stargate SG-1). Joining the team will be Teyla Emmagan (played by actress Rachel Luttrell), a beautiful, exotic, and strong-willed woman from the Pegasus galaxy.moreless